What does Annika mean?
Annika /an-ni-ka/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hausa and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Annika is "sweet-faced; He (God) has favored me". Annika is a version of Anika (Hausa). Annika is also a derivative of Anna (Hebrew): Latinate variation of Hannah. See also Anne.
How popular is Annika?
Annika is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3911 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Annika for girls. Annika was first listed in 1995 and reached its peak rank of #284 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is currently at #576. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Annika and affiliated names. Anna (#34 a year ago), Ana (#222), Anika (#519), Anne (#553), Ann (#945), Annalee (#987), Annmarie, Annamarie and Annemarie are the prominent alternative forms of Annika (#576 a year ago). Forms like Anaka are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4583%) and is now much lower (usage 0.3164%, 31% less), with the forms Ann, Anne, Annemarie and Annmarie becoming less stylish. Anika (#519), Ana (#222) and Annika (#576) are three of the more chic birth names in this list, with Ana going through a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Annika▲ is pronounced similarly to Anica, Anicka and Aniko. Other recommended similar baby names are Amika, Anisa, Anka, Annice, Annick, Annida, Annina, Annis▼, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Annissa, Annita, Annuska and Anuska. These names tend to be less frequently used than Annika.